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Talking 13th Rick's Eastern Rendezvous ~ May 15-18, 2014

13th Rick's Eastern Rendezvous
May 15-18, 2014

Hampton, TN

at the
Black Bear Resort

Please do not call the resort for reservations.

last years thread
last years picture thread

What's it all about?
Imagine 175+ ADV folks in the Mountains of Eastern TN for a long weekend, with some of the best riding in the east (dirt, gravel, twisties).... plus great company, a private resort (plenty of space indoors in case of rain), campfire, 3 great dinners and breakfasts, plenty of beer, and some bullshitting. What can go wrong?
Some random pics from last year: here - and here

Whatcha get:
Dinner on Thursday,
Breakfast and Dinner on Friday,
Breakfast and Dinner on Saturday,
Breakfast on Sunday,
about 18 kegs of beer and root-beer
a t-shirt, a mug and a sticker,
door-prizes and a huge indoor area and covered decks (in case of rain)
RDV fee $75
let us know if you plan to arrive on Wednesday!

The Eastern Rendezvous is the oldest annual ADV rally, and the only one in the south east. It started in 2002 as a small traveling gathering, and Rick aka Party Boss turned it into an annual event known as the Eastern Rendezvous. Sadly we lost Rick in 2012. Nobody will ever be able to be such a great and inviting host like he was, but we will keep his rally alive in honor of what he started. One for the Boss

video made by Boondoggle!

This includes tents, hammocks, benches, chairs in front of the fire... basically if you spend the night and do not pay for a cabin, you gotta pay $23 for camping.
Please note: the camping area is for motorcycles and tents only - no cars or trailers please! We do have very limited parking for your rig next to the resort and can not guarantee a parking spot, also you will not be able to spend the night in your trailer.
Keyword: limited - if we are out of parking space, you may need to park at the AT-trailhead and carpool to the resort, or pay the neighbor for the use of his yard.

Creekside Cabins - SOLD OUT
Shared Bunk-cabins for 4 people. Please bring a sleeping bag, since the cabins do not come with linens (a limited amount of linens will be available for rent). $35/person for 3 days.

Cabin rental starts Thursday - if you plan to arrive a day early, please book your assigned cabin with the resort.

Hillside Cabins - SOLD OUT
Shared bunk-cabins for 4 people with mini-fridge (bigger then Creekside Cabins). Please bring a sleeping bag, since the cabins do not come with linens (a limited amount of linens will be available for rent). $45/person for 3 days.

Cabin rental starts Thursday - if you plan to arrive a day early, please book your assigned cabin with the resort.

Since we rented the whole resort as a package deal, we are not able to pro-rate for shorter stays, sorry.
Off site-camping is available at the Dennis Cove Recreation Area - approx 1/2 mile of the resort.

Sign-up deadline was April 15th, late entries may or may not get a shirt.

Since we cook on site, it is very hard to accommodate walk-ins; so please contact us via pm ahead of time, if want to show up and you are not on the in-and-paid list. No refunds, and no discounts/free stays are given if you bring your own food/booze - sorry.

Random stuff:
We will bring basic tools, compressor, battery charger, tow straps, a pickup truck and ramps etc., plus a basic first aid kit, including braces, splints, bandages and painkillers for the mornings

Rides: There are no official rides for the Rick's Eastern Rendezvous. We have individuals who go on rides and welcome you to ride along. No part of your attendance fee has anything to do with any rides. All riders are responsible for their own actions. Above all, ride safe.

Bring your fishing gear! The stream in front of the resort is stocked weekly with trout (we accept bribes in front of cleaned trout ). TN fishing license required (details see below).

Pets: well behaved dogs are welcome - as long as you pick up after your pooch

Linens: Cabins do NOT come with linens. There are a limited sets of linens for the cabins available for rent - let us know if you need any.

Showers: the resort has at least 6 showers available and probably a few temporary ones as well.

Plates and cutlery: we will provide paper plates and plastic cutlery. Bring your own if you want to eat in style (and hate waste)

Fishing: for license information see post 1545

Parking: there is only very limited parking available for cars and trucks (and trailers). You may have to park in town and ride up to the resort, or pay the neighbor $5/night to park on his property.

1511 Dennis Cove Road - Hampton, TN 37658
do NOT use this address for your GPS - it will send you up the wrong road! (marked with a red X)

If you are using a GPS set it for 205 Dennis Cove Rd Hampton, Tn. That will take you into town and to the blacktop. Follow the road until you get to the resort. You can't miss it..

disclaimer: some of the Gravel may be a bit "bumpy"

Disclaimers :
We as organizer, provide only information regarding this event. You join all events voluntary and at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything that happens to you, or your gear. Neither at the event nor while traveling to or form the event. In case of an accident, damage or loss, you and the involved persons are fully responsible to each other. You accept this by registering for the rally!

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